Is this the real Calendula herb, that could be used medicinally?

Is this plant called pot marigold or calendula officinalis? Is this the real calendula, which is edible and could be used medicinally? 

How do you use calendula? Do I need to dry it first and then use? Which parts of the herb are the best to use medicinally? 

I was thinking to use it for my face skin. I’ve read it helps to heal irritated skin and also improves the look of the oily skin. Is it better to use fresh or dried flowers for that? Thank you so much!

Calendula

Doctor Asked on August 30, 2016 in Gardening,   Health,   Herbs.
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    Looks like it. Calendula officinalis or pot marigold. Only petals used – fresh in salads, fresh or dried for extracts (RHS Encyc Herbs).

    Doctor Answered on September 3, 2016.
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